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Watch: Trailer for “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” Netflix Series

Prequel to Cult Movie Premieres July 31 and Features All-Star Cast

Jun 23, 2015 Randall Park
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In 2001 a little movie called Wet Hot American Summer was released. It was a comedy about the last day of a Jewish summer camp in 1981. It got mixed reviews and faired poorly at the box office, but over time developed a strong cult following. It also happened to star a lot of people who would later go on to become much bigger stars, including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and Amy Poehler. As has been reported for a while, most of the original cast are back for an 8-episode prequel TV series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, that will stream on Netflix starting July 31. Now we have the first trailer for it, although it’s more of a fake ad for the camp.

Even though it’s been 14 years since the original movie and all the actors are much older (and were already too old to play teenagers in the first place), part of the joke is Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a prequel that still takes place in 1981, on the first day of summer camp.

The cast is stacked with stars and includes a mix of originals from the movie and fresh faces, including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, John Slattery, Ken Marino, David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, Kevin Sussman, Joe Lo Truglio, Judah Friedlander, Richard Schiff, Paul Scheer, Jayma Mays, Rob Huebel, Kevin Sussman, Michaela Watkins, and others. Only some of those appear in this first trailer. Creators Michael Showalter and David Wain are also back to oversee the whole thing. Check out the trailer/fake ad below.


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